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Mission

The Shell Center for Sustainability's mission is to foster an interdisciplinary program of research, outreach, and education to address actions that can be taken to ensure the sustainable development of communities' living standards, interpreted broadly, to encompass all factors affecting the overall quality of life.

Research Spotlight

The Stress Nexus of Coastlines
The Stress Nexus of Coastlines
Coastal landscapes are among the most dynamic environments on Earth’s surface. They offer natural resources and are relied upon for societal welfare; consequently, coastlines are inhabited by 60% of the world’s population. However, as a result of global sea-level rise and increasing severe-storm frequency and magnitude associated with climate change, coastlines are ever more vulnerable to significant geomorphological change. How do these changes affect our communities? Read more »

Welcome

The Shell Center creates an interdisciplinary program of research, outreach and education to address actions that can be taken to ensure the sustainable development of living standards, interpreted broadly, to encompass all factors affecting the quality of life including environmental resources.  It supports the efforts of Rice University's faculty, staff and students to better our planet's economy, society and environment.

 About Us 

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The Center was launched in early 2003, with funding from the Shell Oil Foundation and subsequent funding from the Shell Oil Company.
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 Research 

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The Center supports faculty research on critical matters such as understanding ozone formation; the impact of invasive species on biodiversity.
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 Outreach 

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Externally we work with a wide range of entities including government, industry, academia, healthcare and non-profits.
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 Education 

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We foster awareness of sustainability issues among our students by providing unusual opportunities to learn about how diverse elements of society may contribute to the sustainability of our planet.  Read more » 

 

News


August 30, 2016  -  Functional Sustainability Indicators

August 13, 2016  -  Creation Care Fest - Environmental Extravaganza

May 9, 2016  -  Zero Carbon Goes to Detroit

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 SCS Event Library

 Missed a past event? Visit our Outreach archives for video, presentations, and speaker bios. Read more here.

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